• COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said in presenting the report in Copenhagen that is meant to guide global climate policy-making. The study by the...

  • COPENHAGEN, Nov 2- Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a U.N. report showed on Sunday. "There is still time, but very little time" to act at manageable costs, Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told Reuters.

  • Colombia to launch voluntary carbon credit trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    BOGOTA, Oct 30- A Colombian environmental charity will launch a carbon trading platform in mid-2015 to companies at home and abroad seeking to voluntarily offset emissions, it said on Thursday, as projects in the Andean nation to cut greenhouse gases intensify. Though Colombia does not have legally binding greenhouse gas emissions limits, some local...

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • Pfizer beats forecasts on demand for cancer drugs Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Pfizer earnings topped analysts' expectations on Tuesday, helped by demand for its cancer drugs and medicines in emerging markets.

  • NASA gets hip, uses SoundCloud for space playlist Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Like a music hipster, NASA is using SoundCloud to create a playlist of audio clips from historic space voyages that cut across decades.

  • 3M earnings beat estimates Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    3M posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday of $1.98 a share, 2 cents higher than expected.

  • Trading Ebola  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder & CEO, is launching an Ebola motif which allows investors to track the companies at the forefront in fighting the virus.

  • OSLO, Oct 20- The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth," the document showed.

  • OSLO, Oct 15- Some major customers of Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro want it to certify metal made with clean hydro power to help a shift from high-polluting fossil fuels and combat climate change, chief executive Svein Richard Brandtzaeg said. The name itself reflects hydro power but they would like us to certificate the hydropower-based metal in...

  • Ebola: How vulnerable are US hospitals?  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas), discusses the growing health threat of Ebola. Burgess recommends once a patient is identified with Ebola they should be transferred to a specialty facility.

  • Funding pandemic preparedness  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Discussing funding to combat Ebola, with Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who last year passed into law a pandemic preparedness bill.

  • Remedies to Ebola breaches  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Deborah Burger, National Nurses United co president, discusses Ebola protocols in the wake of the CDC claiming there was a failure in procedure by an unidentified Dallas nurse.

  • Questioning Ebola protocols  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    A member a HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the home of the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient.

    Former CDC director David Satcher, discusses new concerns over the spread of Ebola after the first case was contracted in the U.S.

  • US nurses properly trained for Ebola?  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell discusses training for nurses who care for Ebola patients in the U.S.

  • Ebola: 1st US transmission  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell discusses the latest news about the first person in the U.S. to contract Ebola. CDC director Thomas Frieden said a "breach in protocol" resulted in infection.

  • CDC enhances Ebola screening  Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the latest details on the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, and which airports have heightened passenger screening.

  • CDC guidance on Ebola remains  Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides the latest on the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, including how the remains should be handled.

  • Ability of US to handle Ebola  Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses concerns for U.S. troops in West Africa and how the Obama administration plans to stop the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.